Free agent starter Bronson Arroyo says he’s “perfectly fine”, ESPN’s Jayson Stark reports. Stark adds that the veteran right-hander has received interest from the Nationals, Pirates, Orioles, Padres, Braves, Reds, and Phillies.
Arroyo, 39, underwent Tommy John surgery in July 2014 and missed the entire 2015 season. Still, he managed to move around as the Braves acquired him from the Diamondbacks along with pitching prospect Touki Toussaint in exchange for Phil Gosselin — essentially a salary-shedding transaction for the D-Backs. Then the Braves traded Arroyo to the Dodgers ahead of the trade deadline as part of a 13-player, three-team trade that also included the Marlins.
In 14 starts in 2014, Arroyo posted a 4.08 ERA with a 47/19 K/BB ratio over 86 innings. Prior to that season, Arroyo had logged 175-plus innings in every season dating back to 2004.